Wilson County Kansas Queries


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Queries Jan. - Mar. 1999

Apollo (2), Berryman, Bickner (2), Blankinship, Busby, Casto, Claypool, Conant, Davis, Decker (2), Evans, Glenn, Hamblin, Harlow, Hoskins, Johnson, Miller, Mullinex, Nelson, Perkins, Redshaw, Spillman, Stout, Thomas, Thorpe, Trimmell, Williams

Topic: DAVIS, Jasper
From: ? please contact tcward@columbus-ks.com if you submitted this information
Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 03:31 AM

Jasper Davis held public office in two counties in Kansas before going West to Oregon where he became a judge. One of the counties was Wilson. Jasper was born in 1841 and came to Kansas after his marriage in Iowa to Mary Ellen Miller in 1862. Would like to know about his life in Clifton township, Wilson County.

From: ? please contact tcward@columbus-ks.com if you submitted this information
Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 03:26 AM

Seeking info on Peter L. Miller who lived in Clifton township of Wilson county Kansas in 1870. Also living with him was his mother, M. A. Lasley (Mary Ann). He had a son John C.(b.circa 1876/77) and a daughter Annie (b.circa 1875. Peter was born in Iowa.

From: Deborah Fotopooulos dfotopoulos@in-tch.com
Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 12:02 PM

You might try EMAIL to seilor/seal@aol.com She has Miller Family history. She might be able to help you.
Deborah Fotopooulos

Topic: James Evans DECKER & Eda Ruth PERKINS
From: Mel MABesthorn@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 1999 09:20 PM

Interested in finding any information about James Evans DECKER & Eda Ruth PERKINS who were married in Ohio and moved to Lafontaine, KS. Homer DECKER was their son and married Clara JOHNSON who was from Missouri.

Topic: EVANS
From: Barbara Clark rclark@cswnet.com
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 06:44 PM

looking for information on James Paul EVANS b. Wilson co. in 1916 d. in Labette co. 1970 He married Marion MAEL in 1938. His Father Alva Leon EVANS was b. in Stanton co. 1888. d.1925-wife Gladys Emma MERRY b.1894 d. 1925 Other siblings are Roy Leon,b. 1914 d.? Oral b.1918 d.?, Dorothy Evelyn b.1920 d. 1996, Alva Earl b. 1924 I have three uncles listed John Milton EVANS of Labette co.b.1885 d. 1944 Edward W. EVANS b.1888 d. 1939-Labette co. Ova EVANS b. 1890 d. 1938
Barbara Clark

Topic: James & Nancy Johnson
From: Malcolm Johnson trinculo45@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 1999 08:50 PM

James Johnson, brother of Oxley Johnson, Jr., moved to Neodesha area around 1909(?) from Morley, Scott Co, MO. Second wife was Nancy Moore. Had 3 daughters? First wife was Louisa Lee. Had 3 sons which must have been grown and stayed in Morley? James died ca 1911 in Montgomery Co(?) and was buried in family plot in Neodesha? Believe I'm gggrandson of James and Louisa, but cannot make the connection from back to Barren Co, KY, where they were married in 1859. Desperate for input from those who can help piece the trail together.
Malcolm Johnson

Topic: Chauncy Brown Thomas
From: Joanne O'Connor joanneo@harborside.com
Date: Sunday, March 07, 1999 08:22 PM

I am trying to find information on my Grandfather who was born on a farm in Buffalo Kansas. His name was Chauncy Brown Thomas. The family farm is suppose to still be standing in Buffalo--now owned by possibly a Bill Follmer. Chauncy had a step sister named Jessie Brown who was a Professor of Music at McPherson College. My Grandfather's mother is suppose to be buried in the Buffalo Cemetery--

From: Sharon Kisley sak67205@cox.net
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 02:38 PM

Searching for any information about any of these families. They are all connected to my family. Not to all of the Trimmell's. Also, Ralph Bateman is connected to my line of Trimmell's. He was my Uncle. Thank You.

Topic: Berryman
From: Barbara Kidwell barbk@terraworld.net
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 09:27 AM

Would like to communicate with anyone researching Berryman in Wilson Co. beginning about 1912 through 1960's. William S. Berryman, Vina M. Barnes Berryman, C.P. Berryman, Mary Emily Berryman Morris.
Barbara Kidwell

Topic: Helen Morris Hamblin
From: Philip Hamblin hamblinphil@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday, February 13, 1999 07:10 AM

I am seeking information related to Helen Morris Hamblin who died in Wilson County, Altoona Township December 10, 1915. She was born 1842 Lee County Virginia the daughter of Hezekiah Hamblin and Rebecca Guinn. Thanks.

Author: Sharon Kisley
Subject: REDSHAW
Date: 02/08/1999
Email: sak67205@cox.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query:Searching for information on Herbert and Ella Redshaw. Ella died in Wilson County in 1903 or 1908. She was my Great Aunt, would like to know where she is buried.
Author: Everett Thorpe, Jr.
Subject: THORPE
Date: 02/08/1999
Email: EThorpeJr@aol.com
Mailing address (optional): 10304 Villa Milagro, El Paso, TX 79924

Query: Seeking information in Wilson County, regarding any THORPEs. Specifically Everett Thorpe (Sr), my father. He was born around 1887 and eventually migrated to New York, date and reasons unknown. Information verifying dates and places of births, deaths, marriages, etc., would be helpful. Thank you. EThorpeJr@aol.com.
Author: Melvin A. Besthorn
Subject: Decker
Date: 02/08/1999
Email: MABesthorn@aol.com
Mailing address (optional):1275 Edsel Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035

Query:Interested in information about James Evans Decker born 1848 OH and married Eda Ruth Perkins in 1876 in IL. They had four children and lived in Lafontaine, KS in the late 1800's. There childrens names were:Albert, Elmer, Alice Minerva & Homer.
Author: D Buckley
Subject: Stout
Date: 02/04/1999
Email: dbuckley@fwbnet.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: I am researching Eliza Maher Stout, living in Wilson, 1870? with Stout, widow of 1812 WAR. Eliza married William Thomas Kennedy. Any info on these, please? Eliza and William must have moved shortly after marriage to CO where his folks had moved from KS. Eliza was adopted? by Stout in Ohio where she was born May 23, 1861 Guernsey Co. I would especially like info on Mary Stout or whoever was her adopted mother. Thank you.
Author: David E. Busby
Subject: busby
Date: 01/30/1999
Email: olddog@mvn.net
Mailing address (optional):
box 1025 Mt. Vernon, Il. 62864
Query:Am looking for any info on Bert E. Busby(grandfather)Irvin(spIrwin) Busby, his father of late 19th century from Fredonia. Irwin originally from Nokomis, Ill.?

Author: Lynne Farr
Subject: Claypool/Wilson_county
Date: 01/29/1999
Email: lafarr@ix.netcom.com
Mailing address (optional): P.O. Box 6086, Omaha, NE 68106

Query: Looking for information about my grandmother Edna Claypool who lived in Fredonia, Kansas (Wilson County) between 1880 and 1900. Any information appreciated. Her married name was Edna Standley.
Date: 01/28/1999
Email: lktmom@sktc.net
Mailing address (optional):

I am looking for any leads on the following:

Charles CONANT b.1885 d. 1959, m.? Bertha HARLOW b. 1885 d. 1913 (Bertha is thought to have died in a fire, possibly in Fredonia) They had at least on child Granville Edward CONANT b.11-27-1909 d. 3-19-1976.

Granville CONANT m. 11-10-1929 Ethel Marie CASTO b. 12-10-1912 in Toronto Ks. Ethel was the daughter of Oney Mason CASTO b.3-25-1895 d. 2-1933 and Mattie Harmon June CLARK b. 1-23-1890 d, 11-19-1978.

Mattie was the daughter of William Newton CLARK and Lydia Catherine YAKEL of Greenwood Co Ks

I have quite a bit of info on the CLARK and YAKEL lines but very little on the others. It is believed that these families lived around the towns of Toronto, Fall River, Fredonia and others in Greenwood, Woodson and Wilson Counties.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Author: Pat Apollo Michel
Subject: Apollo
Date: 01/23/1999
Email: dbays26618@aol.com
Mailing address (optional): 1464 N Martway Dr

Author: Pat Apollo Michel
Subject: Apollo
Date: 01/23/1999
Email: dbays26618@aol.com
Mailing address (optional): 1464 N Martway Dr
Olathe, KS 66061
Query: Apollo and Miller surnames in Wilson Co beginning 1880-90's

Author: Dean Glenn
Subject: Glenn
Date: 01/23/1999
Email: dglenn@ghgcorp.com
Mailing address (optional):239 Highland Terr. League City, TX 77573

Query:I am interested in information on my Great uncle, Solon J. Glenn that lived in Wilson County about 1880/1900. Solon perhaps is buried in Wilson County. Solon was born in Shelbyville IN in 1825.
Author: Kevin Blankinship
Subject: Blankinship
Date: 01/21/1999
Email: blankin@ibm.net
Mailing address (optional):


Blankinships have been living in Fredonia since approximately 1900.

Author: Cathy Read
Subject: Hoskins, Molly B.
Date: 01/11/1999
Email: ceread@erols.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query:I am seeking information regarding my maternal great grandmother, married name Molly B. Hoskins. She lived in Neodesha sometime during the late 19th & early 20th c., and was reputed to have been mayor of the town for a brief period.
Author: Frank Ralph Bickner
Subject: bickner
Date: 01/09/1999
Email: maya@tidepool.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Looking for information on Bickner family. Edwin Bickner (b.5/30/1842) married Mary Eliza Certain (b. 3/19/18560 on Sept. 2, 1874 in Wilson Co. Kansas.

Author: Frank Ralph Bickner
Subject: bickner
Date: 01/09/1999
Email: maya@tidepool.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Looking for information on Bickner family. Edwin Bickner (b.5/30/1842) married Mary Eliza Certain (b. 3/19/18560 on Sept. 2, 1874 in Wilson Co. Kansas.

Author: Billie Heseltine
Subject: Williams
Date: 01/06/1999
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Would appreciate any info on Williams family from Wilson Co. Looking for any information on Zebedee Williams, Edward Williams and others.

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